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Old 03-03-2017, 11:56 PM
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Citizenship Waiting Time

I am looking for the actual requirements and definition of temp in OZ for the 4 years for Citizenship.

As a result, you can count up to 3 years of residence in Australia as a temporary residence towards the citizenship requriements.

Would time on a bridging visa count towards this?
Does the 3 months wait on the tourist visa while waiting for the bridging visa to become active count?

Do you have to wait for the 4 years to finish before you apply or can you before hand.
How long does it take to process once applied?

If you obtain your permanent residence after 1 July 2007, you will need to meet the following requirements to become an Australian citizen:

You have lived lawfully in Australia for at least 4 years; and
You have lived in Australia for at least 12 months as a permanent resident

"Note that if you have spent more than 12 months in the last 4 years outside Australia or 3 months in the last 12 outside Australia, you will no longer meet the residence requirements for citizenship.

It's also important to realise that only 12 months of residence as a permannent resident is required. As a result, you can count up to 3 years of residence in Australia as a temporary residence towards the citizenship requriements. For example, if you have spent several years in Australia on a student or 457 visa, this can be counted towards the 4 year residence requirement.
Note that you do not automatically qualify for Australian citizenship in this way, you must make an application for citizenship. "

Source Link of Info Above I copied is a Private company: Acacia Imm Aust


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Old 03-06-2017, 04:32 AM
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PR and Temp were the same date as it turned out, so the real question is,
Do we start the 4 years from Entering Oz or after they 3 month tourist visa ran out and the Bridging visa started ?


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Old 03-06-2017, 06:33 PM
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I remember reading on the form that time on tourist visa once you are in Australia count towards citizenship because technically you have entered the country on a valid visa
If you check citizenship eligibility it lets you apply 1 day before a full year on Permanent resident However someone said on the form they had to reapply because they applied one day in advance so might as well wait another day since you have already waited 364 or 365 days.
Processing times are different like PR application but average on the website is 80 calender days which does not include your ceremony with local council so I would say anywhere between 3 months to 10 months depend on your luck☺️

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:06 PM
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It would also depend on what bridging visa you were on. You need to clarify that

Based on how you've written the above I am assuming it's not an E, which is the naughty boy visa that likes to delay citizenships


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What do you mean by PR and Temp were the same date?

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Old 03-07-2017, 02:00 AM
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Arabella: meant exactly that, PR issued on the same day as Temp. Some married people fall into that category which is nice.

JK : Thanks, so we can count previous time on tourist visas in country when visiting. 12 months PR will be fine, just looking at what counts towards the 4 years.

Mania : I can't remember the exact numbers and letters, entered oz on a tourist visa, applied onshore partner , the bridging visa was issued automatically upon initial payment. What's the naughty boy visa ? Never heard of it??


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Old 03-07-2017, 10:40 AM
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Yes if you entered on tourist visa then applied for partner visa and then it was granted I am pretty sure you can use that time towards citizenship but If you want to count any other time just let me know I can double check before confirming. Bridging visa E is granted when normally people seize anytime on their existing visa to get benefits of the visa they applied e.g A has granted a tourist visa for 12 months with no work condition but after 6 months in Australia A applies for student visa which comes with certain work rights and A found a job in a factory but cannot because the tourist visa still have 6 months so applies to get his tourist visa cancelled and issued a bridging visa E to wait a decision on student visa. Hope it answers the query.
I have a question for you as well doesn't tourist visa come with a condition of no further stay 8503 ?


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You should prob change "A" to "Jon Snow" cause speaking about bridging visas with letters then using letters as the name of a person in an example may be confusing lol


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You should prob change "A" to "Jon Snow" cause speaking about bridging visas with letters then using letters as the name of a person in an example may be confusing lol
That would imply that he knows nothing though!


@OP BVE is the naughty one. From what you have posted you were BVA. All of that time will count.


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Old 03-07-2017, 08:40 PM
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JK asked; " I have a question for you as well doesn't tourist visa come with a condition of no further stay 8503 ? "

To my knowledge a normal single entry does from a high risk country, but after many years and if you have a good reason to return and you are married they often a Multi Entry that often does not have a No Further Stay condition on it. Hence can apply for onshore.


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